Hometown: Woodland, CA
Lives and Works: Los Angeles, CA
MFA, Interdisciplinary Studio, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2000
Whitney Museum of American Art- Independent Study Program, New York, NY, 1994
BA, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1991
Mungo Thomson Bio
About The Artist
Working with films, photography, sculptures, and books, artist Mungo Thomson makes art that reflects mass culture. His work expresses an interest in the obvious because what is obvious is often overlooked and actually mysterious. He explores assumptions, backgrounds, and contexts, seeking to expose the importance of what lies behind the action.
Thomson has been featured in both the 2008 Whitney Biennial in New York and the 2008 Le Havre Biennale in Le Havre, France. In addition to his numerous group exhibitions, Thomson has had solo exhibitions in Paris, Italy, Switzerland, and throughout the United States.
Mungo Thomson Gallery Art
Anne Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Mungo Thomson Permanent Collections
Select Permanent Collections
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
New School University Art Collection, New York Fundación/Colección Jumex, México City, Mexico
Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo, Italy
Sammlung F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Basel, Switzerland